Thea Baumann

food editor, goop
  • Why did you join goop?

    I’ve always been a huge fan of both the site and GP’s recipes, so this was a total dream job for me.

  • How did you get to goop?

    College//NY –> culinary school//Paris –> food stylist assistant//Paris –> stagiaire//France & California –> line cook & pastry chef//Santa Cruz –> startup chef & caterer//SF –> private chef//LA –> goop!

  • Goopiest moment so far?

    Having my aura photographed.

  • goop shop obsession?

    Pierre Hardy skate sneakers, Frame Le Garcon jean in Clarkson, Pluma brass link necklace.

  • Go-to weeknight recipe?

    Pasta with sausage, rapini, garlic, lemon zest, and chili flakes.

  • First job?

    Babysitter/soccer coach.

  • Mentor?

    Charlie Parker (the Bay Area chef, not the jazz musician).

  • Hometown?

    Palo Alto, CA.

  • Essential beauty product?

    Shu Uemura eyelash curler.

  • Won't fly without?

    Big bottle of water.

  • Thing you buy in bulk?

    Coconut water and dental floss.

  • Favorite book?

    My dad and I cooked our way through Marcella Hazan’s Marcella Cucina when I was growing up, so that one will always be a favorite.

  • Favorite movie?

    When Harry Met Sally.

  • First celebrity crush?

    Chris O’Donnell. He was such a dreamboat in Fried Green Tomatoes.